In any social unit, be it a family, office, shop floor, classroom, or a sport’s team, confrontation is necessary for healthy functioning and for individual needs to be met. So why do so many people have “Confrontation Anxiety,” and will avoid confrontation to the detriment of everybody involved in the social unit? Mostly because our intuitive confrontation styles do not work very well for achieving what we really need. We have had a bad experience with confrontation at some time in our past, so we decide, “It’s just not worth the risk,” and we find another, less functional way to cope with our problem.
That’s why understanding how to confront skillfully is so important. I hope this short book will contribute to your confrontation skill and improve your life and relationships.